Project details

Overview

Project title

Strengthening Safeguards Management in Southeast Asia

Tender / Procurement notice
21 Feb 2019

Published

21 February 2019

Deadline

27 February 2019

Budget

22 601 USD


Procurement type


Individual consultants

Reference

52059-001 Package environment

Funding Agency

ADB - Asian Development Bank


Estimated duration

18 months


Countries

Vietnam

Date Published: 21-Feb-2019 Deadline of Submitting EOI: 27-Feb-2019 11:59 PM Manila local time

Consultant Type Individual
Selection Method Individual Consultants Selection (ICS)
Source National
Technical Proposal Not Applicable

Selection Title Strengthening Safeguards Management in Southeast Asia

Advance Action No

Engagement Period 18 MONTH

Consulting Services Budget USD 22,650

Budget Type Estimated

Approval Number 9647
Approval Date 19-Nov-2018
Estimated Short-listing Date 01-Mar-2019
Estimated Commencement Date 08-Mar-2019

Open to non-Member Countries No

Additional Information
Possibility of contract extension Not known

Possibility of consideration for downstream assignment Not known

Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) No

Country of assignment Viet Nam

Country of eligibility for national consultants Same as country of assignment

Contact Information
Project Officer Meenakshi Ajmera
Designation Principal Safeguards Specialist
Asian Development Bank
Email majmera@adb.org

Agencies

Primary Agency Country Agency Role
Asian Development Bank Regional Executing Agency

Cost Estimate


Cost Items Amount in USD

Remuneration and Other Expenses
All activities and inputs in the TOR but not limited to remuneration, per diem, air travel, miscellaneous travel expenses, report preparation, production, and transmission, land transportation, communications, etc. 21,525
Contingency 1,076
TOTAL

22,601

Terms of Reference


Expertise environment

Expertise Group Biological Sciences & Ecology
TOR Keywords

Source National

Objective and Purpose of the Assignment The objective of the assignment is to assist the Asian Development Bank with monitoring of environmental
safeguards compliance for loan projects under implementation in Viet Nam in accordance with ADB’s
Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS, 2009), Public Communication Policy (2011) and Access to Information
Policy (2018). The consultant will participate in field missions when ADB environment safeguard
specialist/staff have existing commitments and are unable to participate. The consultant will also
provide technical support for projects with poor safeguards performance to identify and implement
corrective actions and to provide on the job training for project implementing teams.


Scope of Work The consultant will participate in review missions to assess compliance with ADB environmental safeguard
policies and national environmental regulations, the project environmental impact assessment (EIA) or
Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) and environmental management plan (EMP), grievance redress
mechanism and any specific environmental loan covenants. The consultant may also be requested to review
environmental reports prepared by the Executing/Implementing Agency, provide technical comments, and
help finalize reports to ensure that these comply with ADB requirements.


Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output In close coordination with ADB environment safeguard specialist/staff, the consultant shall provide
support to ensure that all works and outputs are fully compliant with relevant ADB and Vietnamese
Government policies and guidelines on environmental safeguards.

The consultant's work shall include, but not limited to, the following:
1. Assist project teams in project implementation activities to ensure compliance with environment
safeguard policies;
2. Monitor the implementation of EMP and Environmental Monitoring Plan (EMoP) of ongoing projects
through site visits and report reviews;
3. Participate in review missions to verify EIA/IEE or to review the implementation of loan conditions
and covenants and to prepare trip reports. During missions: (i) review institutional arrangements for
EMP implementation and confirm to ADB environment safeguard specialist/staff that all required
specialists have been appointed, mobilized and are fulfilling agreed Terms of Reference; (ii) review EMP
and project implementation progress; (ii) carry out inspection of key construction sites and
environmental monitoring records and meet with project environmental personnel to discuss issues; (iv)
review arrangements for grievance redress mechanism, review records of complaints received and whether
they have been resolved to satisfaction of affected persons; (v) identify environmental safeguard
compliance issues and agree actions for resolution; (vi) prepare inputs for Aide Memoire or Memorandum
of Understanding (AM/MOU), and an environment appendix with a detailed account of persons met,
observations, discussion points, site photos and recommendations to improve environmental compliance;
(vii) participate in wrap-up meeting (if ADB environment safeguard specialist/staff is unable to
attend), present key environmental safeguard compliance issues, agreed corrective measures, responsible
parties and timeframes; and (viii) advise Mission Leader through the respective ADB environment
safeguard specialist/staff if any updates to IEE/EMP needed as a result of mission findings;
4. Mission follow-up and through ADB safeguards specialist/staff: (i) liaise with relevant environmental
personnel, Executing/Implementing Agency and project team to ensure that key actions agreed during the
mission are implemented within the agreed timescales; (ii) support Mission Leader with any required
updates to EMP;
5. Review and help revise draft environmental monitoring reports submitted by executing agencies;
6. Assist in strengthening the capacity of executing agencies, implementing agencies and project
management units in identifying and managing environmental impacts and implementing EMP and EMoP;
7. Undertake interpretation and translation from Vietnamese to English and vice versa, as necessary; and
8. Carry out additional work to be assigned by ADB environment safeguards specialist/staff.



Minimum Qualification Requirements The Consultant should have a postgraduate degree in natural sciences, environmental sciences/management
or environmental engineering with experience of at least 5 years in environmental impact assessment and
management for international funded projects. Previous experience on ADB funded projects is preferred.
Familiarity with national environmental laws and regulations is a requirement in addition to ADB
safeguards policies. S/he should be fluent in both oral and written English and Vietnamese.


Minimum General Experience 7
Years

Minimum Specific Experience (relevant to assignment) 5
Years

Regional/Country Experience Required

Schedule and Places of Assignment (chronological and inclusive of travel)

Schedule Type Intermittent

Max. Working Days/Week Home Office 5
Field 6

City and Country Working Days Estimated Start Date Estimated End Date Other Details (use if place selected is Others)
Lang Son, Viet Nam 1 08-Mar-2019 08-Mar-2019
Other City, Viet Nam 1 11-Mar-2019 11-Mar-2019 Bac Can
Other City, Viet Nam 1 12-Mar-2019 12-Mar-2019 Ha Giang
Other City, Viet Nam 1 13-Mar-2019 13-Mar-2019 Cao Bang
Thanh Hoa, Viet Nam 5 14-Mar-2019 20-Mar-2019
Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam 7 21-Mar-2019 29-Mar-2019
Da Nang, Viet Nam 7 01-Apr-2019 09-Apr-2019
Hanoi, Viet Nam 21 10-Apr-2019 31-Aug-2020

Total
44


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